If you take a closer look it's even more impressive:Isn't that neat? It's very three-dimensional, and all the paper strips are folded, cut, and attached individually from the back to creat the iris effect. The beads are an added cool thing that I didn't even know about when I got the kit. Kit, you say? Yes. I am NOT this creative on my own, believe me. I got the kit from (hold the laughter) HSN. The Home Shopping Network. Hello, my name is Emily and I watch HSN. And QVC. But I can stop at any time. And I'm not embarrassed. Well, maybe just a bit. In my defense, I hardly ever buy anything. This was the second thing (the first was a scrapbooking kit, back when I was finding time to do that instead of knitting like it was going out of style), so that's not bad. I really only watch when I have insomnia, which I wholeheartedly recommend (shopping networks as treatment, not insomnia itself. Insomnia sucks.). The reason I like them is the constant volume. Most TV shows have commercials, and they're often louder than the programming itself, leading to the unfortunate situation of it being 3:00am, and you're just about to finally fall asleep, when some bombastic commercial for Enzyte comes on and jerks you awake. If you're not familiar with Enzyte, please don't bother looking it up, it's better to remain ignorant. Anyway, I ordered this kit around Labor Day (Sadly, I think it was early evening, and I was on my way somewhere, and the tv just happened to be on HSN and I decided then and there that I HAD to have this kit, it being the coolest thing I'd seen in weeks. You should have heard the gushing I did about it when Dave got home.), but this is the first time I've used it. Frankly I was a bit intimidated by it, because it's really quite complicated (well, lots of pieces). On TV it looked very quick and easy, but that card took me over an hour to make (although I will admit it was pretty easy, just fiddly). I hope my grandmother likes it - much lke the Embossed Leaves socks, it was a bit difficult to part with, but I'm sure it will be appreciated!
In my defense, my maternal grandmother also watches QVC and HSN. Therefore, it must be genetic and I shouldn't be embarrassed for watching shopping channels at 27. Right?!? Please?